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The Scoop

Wednesday December 24, 2008

BelhavenCollege: We hear Belhaven is interested in Bacone College head coach Joe Thrasher.

Jacksonville Jaguars: Executive VP of player personnel James Harris has resigned. Gene Smith has been promoted from executive director of college and pro personnel to executive VP of player personnel.

IowaState: Paul Rhoads has hired Akron assistant head coach Bill Bleil. Bleil will coach on the offensive side of the ball.

Louisville: We hear that Steve Kragthorpe is interested in former Tennessee defensive backs coach Larry Slade to fill the secondary position at Louisville.

MississippiState: After interviewing with Lane Kiffin at Tennessee and Dan Mullen at Mississippi State, we hear that Southern Miss recruiting coordinator / running backs coach Frank Wilson has joined the staff at Mississippi State.

New MexicoState: The 3 finalists for the New Mexico State head coaching position are DeWayne Walker (UCLA - defensive coordinator), Mike Schultz (TCU - offensive coordinator), and Jim McElwain (Alabama - offensive coordinator).

San DiegoState: Sources tell FootballScoop that Brady Hoke has hired Al Borges as offensive coordinator. Borges most recently served as offensive coordinator at Auburn in 2007. We hear the Hoke has contacted Rocky Long about being the defensive coordinator.

Syracuse: As FootballScoop 1st reported, Greg Adkins has officially joined the Syracuse staff. Adkins will coach the offensive line and serve as recruiting coordinator.

Tennessee: Sources tell FootballScoop that Lane Kiffin has talked with Oakland Raiders assistant Darren Perry about joining the UT staff as defensive backs coach.


Baldwin-WallaceCollege: is looking for an Assistant Football Coach /Coordinator Sport, Coaching Interns & Events. Candidates should submit a cover letter of interest, resume and the names and contact information of three professional and one character reference to: (electronic applications encouraged, <> Sam Ramirez, Assistant VP for Human Resources, Baldwin-Wallace College, 275 Eastland Rd, Berea, OH 44017. Please no telephone calls.